Yemen

When the Pope Met the Grand Ayatollah, History Was Made

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

Last week, with little fanfare and under heavy security, an historic meeting took place in Rome which marked a turning point in interfaith relations. Inside the 16th century Casina Pio IV villa, home to the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, seven clerics representing over five billion people overcame lingering traditions of suspicion to commit to the eradication of modern day slavery by the year 2020.

'If There Had Not Been A Rescue Attempt He Would Still Be Alive'

The Huffington Post UK | Press Association | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK

The UK-based family of a British-born hostage killed by Islamic militants has said he might still be alive had it not been for an attempted US rescue ...

South African Hostage Killed Alongside Luke Somers In Failed US Rescue Attempt In Yemen

AP | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK

An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, US-led raid to free them from al-Qaida militants in Y...

Al Qaeda Hostage Murdered In Failed US Special Forces Rescue Bid

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK

A British-born photojournalist held hostage in Yemen by al Qaeda was "murdered" in a failed rescue attempt, the US defence secretary has confirmed. ...

Al Qaeda Threaten To Kill British-Born Hostage

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK

Al Qaeda has threatened to murder a British-born photographer held hostage by the extremist Islamic group, according to a terrorist monitoring organis...

Surveillance = Killing

Kevin Lo | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK
Kevin Lo

Reprieve recently filed a complaint with the UK government regarding BT's role in facilitating surveillance that leads to killing. BT has persistently refused to come clean on its collaboration with intelligence agencies. We can only hope that the UK government can get from BT the answers we deserve.

The Rough and Tumble of the MENA Region

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

So let me start off today with the patently obvious - with Iraq and Syria!

John Oliver's Segment On American Drone Strikes Is Fascinating, Funny - And Terrifying

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Did you know that America recently carried out drone strikes in Waziristan and Yemen? Don't worry if your answer is 'no' - because as John Oliver p...

Remember Us?

Robin Simcox | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Simcox

Al-Qaeda will continue to carry out attacks, fundraise, kidnap Westerners and recruit more followers. Underestimating them is a sure-fire way to ensure that the group gets even stronger - and the threat to our national security gets even higher.

BT Must Come Clean About Possible Drone Strikes Role

Kevin Lo | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK
Kevin Lo

While justice will still seem a long way away for the victims of drone strikes, Q and A sessions like this at least give a glimmer of hope. It is deeply unfortunate that we live in a society where one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world can simply ignore concerns of its involvement in serious human rights abuses.

Yemen to Ban Child Marriage and FGM

Suad Abu-Dayyeh | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK
Suad Abu-Dayyeh

Yemen is likely to vote on a comprehensive 'Child Rights Act' over the coming months, which would ban both child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

Yemenis Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Chad Anderson | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK
Chad Anderson

Hassan's story is not unique. More than 4.5million people, like Hassan, will go to bed hungry tonight in Yemen. Hassan tells me that he cannot afford to eat dinner for at least three to four months out of the year.

Removing Military Bases From Yemen's Cities

Richard Cashman | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Cashman

On Tuesday 6 August, Reuters reported a military helicopter shot down by rebels thought also to have attacked Yemen's primary oil pipeline. Nine military personnel were killed.

Europe's Complicity In 'Illegal' Drone Strikes Must End Now, MEPs Say

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Europe's politicians have voted by a landslide to propose a ban on US drone strikes that have killed thousands in Yemen and Pakistan, calling the kill...

Understanding Social Media in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

In my part of the world, the Middle East, Facebook is equally popular. In fact there are those who have argued that Facebook played a fundamental role in some of the political changes we have seen in the past couple of years.

Sex O'Clock: Couples Most Likely To Have Sex At 7:37pm On Saturday Night

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Goodbye afternoon delight, and hell-ooo Saturday night. According to a recent survey, 7:37pm on a Saturday night is sex o'clock - the magical time...

Father In Yemen Asks For One Million Facebook Likes As Daughter's Dowry

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Tech

A man in Yemen has asked his daughter's suitor to gain a million Facebook 'Likes' in lieu of a dowry. The BBC reports that Salem Ayash, who is a po...

Jessica Elgot

'Drones Make A Difference'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Jane Marriott’s living room is one of the most dangerous places in the world. The UK’s new ambassador to Yemen, living in a tight cluster of me...

Wedding Celebration To 'Gangnam Style' Ends With Two Dead (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: A police source has told Reuters that the guest at the wedding in the southern city of Taiz lost control of his rifle, leading to the deaths...

Yemen to Finally Ban Child Marriage?

Suad Abu-Dayyeh | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suad Abu-Dayyeh

With no minimum age of marriage in Yemen, while Hiba and others are out of danger for the moment, without any legal sanctions to support them, these girls remain at serious risk. However, things may be about to change at last.

Progress in Health and Education, But Gender Parity Lagging in Workforce - Report

Maria Caspani | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Caspani

Although the world has made strides in closing the gender gap when it comes to health and education, countries need to bolster efforts to increase women's participation in politics and the workforce, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said in a report on Friday.

Giant Rat 'Eats And Kills One-Year-Old In Yemen'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

READ MORE: Mutant 'Super-Rats' Immune To Poison 'Spread Across Britain' A giant rat has reportedly eaten and killed a one-year-old baby in Western ...

Yemen Must Ban Child Marriage in New Constitution - Right Group

Emma Batha | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Emma Batha

Child bride Nujood Ali made history when she sought a divorce in 2008 at the age of 10. She has since written a book in which she says she was raped...

Yemeni Teenager, 15, 'Burned To Death By Father In Honour Killing For Contacting Fiancé Before Wedding'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A 15-year-old girl has been burned to death by her father for allegedly getting in touch with her fiancé before their wedding day, media reports say....

Yemeni Women Call for Change

Noora Al Shami | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Noora Al Shami

The phenomenon of forcing young girls to marry hasn't stopped and we hear sad stories every day. We want that to change - and believe that change is within our grasp... Women shouldn't have to be victims. I suffered domestic violence but now I'm speaking out. I refuse to live under the ruins of my past.